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What I’m Reading, Watching & Listening To: Part 2


A few months back I shared a collection of books, podcast and movies that I was watching. I loved your response and your recommendations!  I thought that this week sandwiched between the election and holiday season might be a good time to share what has been in my eyes and ears over the past few months – a nice departure from that map show we have been glued to for the past week 😉


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

This book is nothing short of fascinating and dives into both the science and history of our breath. It really shows that even if you are eating, exercising and doing all the right things, none of it matters without proper breathing. If that sentence just made you groan because you can’t handle one more healthy task, don’t worry.  He breaks it down into simple steps (like breath through your nose) and the stories and examples make it a great read.

Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think

In Liminal Thinking, Dave Gray lays out a way to create change by understanding, challenging and reframing our own beliefs. This is one of the main things that we do during the emotional eating portions of my one-on-one work and The Hunger Solution, although I never had a fancy name for it! It is also impossible not to look at this through a social lens as 2020 has really shown us that beliefs we felt were fact need to be challenged. If you are interested in making change but find yourself stuck, this is an impactful and actionable read.



Kiss the Ground

This documentary on Netflix goes into how our current soil is becoming dramatically depleted of nutrients and how that is impacting our health and climate. Although I wish that it had more farmers and scientists and less celebrity activists, it is a really important concept and something that we can 100% turn around. It also starts to explain the philosophy behind The Biggest Little Farm from my last list of recommendations (which you should watch if you haven’t!).

The Social Dilemma

I hesitated to put this on here because I feel like everyone has watched it…but then I remembered that I am getting that information from my social media feed and that might just be my bubble 😉 This dives into how we are getting our information in a social age and how it is reframing our beliefs. If you have ever heard of or been on the internet, this should be required watching.


Listening To

Hope, Through History

If you are anything like me, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the intensity of the moment and forget how resilient we have been throughout history. In this podcast, Jon Meacham goes through crisis such as the Spanish Flu, Polio, The Great Depression, the Cuban Missile Crisis, etc. and reminds us how we got through all of it. I would agree that it does have a political slant, but for me it was a wonderful reminder of our resilience and a seed for hope.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome with Dr. Adia Gooden

In this Leading with Empathy & Allyship podcast, Dr. Gooden talks about how impostor syndrome shows up in different ways and can prevent us from reaching our potential. I really loved her approach and found this to be a refreshing perspective on a popular topic. Although it didn’t tell me how to not have impostor syndrome, so if you can find that podcast let me know!

Common: A Beautiful Revolution Part 1

Not a ton of new music this year – but thank goodness Common was one of the few. He does not disappoint with this album and it came at the perfect time!


I’d love to know what you are Reading, Watching and Listening to – come find me over on Instagram (@NutritionTara) and let me know what to add to the list!

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